The remote ranch of Nevada, once home to Bing Crosby, goes on sale

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In the 1940s, Bing Crosby helped put the small town of Elko, Nevada, on the map by making his family the refuge of Hollywood. Now, one of the singer and actor's old ranches is on the market for $ 7.28 million.

The property is located approximately 45 miles north of Elko, which is approximately 420 miles north of Las Vegas and has a population of about 18,000, according to the 2010 census. One of the seven ranches Mr. Crosby operated in the area, the mountainside property extends over approximately 3,000 hectares and includes a cattle ranch, a private landing strip and an aircraft hangar and various structures for ranch operations and hay barns, according to vendor Jim Boyer, a retired telecommunications contractor based in Lake Tahoe.

The main house, a modest timber property, comprises approximately 5,000 square feet with six bedrooms. The tiny original homestead on the property dates back to the 1860s and is preserved "as a museum piece", according to the list.

One of seven ranches that Mr. Crosby operated in the area, the property extends over approximately 3,000 acres and includes a cattle ranch, a private landing strip and an aircraft hangar, as well as various structures for ranch operations and hay barns.

One of seven ranches that Mr. Crosby operated in the area, the property extends over approximately 3,000 acres and includes a cattle ranch, a private landing strip and an aircraft hangar, as well as various structures for ranch operations and hay barns.

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Over the years, Mr. Crosby has had several homes, including Palm Springs, California, and Palm Desert, California, but his Elko properties have served as an escape. "It should be obvious that the reason I bought the Elko ranch and a summer residence in Hayden Lake, Idaho, was related to the search for the l & # 39; 39, isolation and remoteness, "wrote Mr. Crosby in his autobiography," Call me Lucky ". "I wanted my family to have a chance to lead a normal life away from the limelight, which is inevitably theirs because of the way their father earns his daily bread."

Mr. Crosby, famous for songs such as "White Christmas", was named Honorary Mayor of Elko in 1948, according to Claudia Wines' book "Elko County". He organized the world premiere of his film "Here Comes the Groom" at the Elko's Hunter Theater in 1951. Wines wrote that Mr. Crosby had never missed a Silver State Stampede rodeo. According to his autobiography, Mr. Crosby put his sons to work on the ground, drawing criticism from his friends, who claimed he was working them too hard.

Over the years, Mr. Crosby has had several homes, including Palm Springs, California, and Palm Desert, California, but his Elko properties have served as an escape.

Over the years, Mr. Crosby has had several homes, including Palm Springs, California, and Palm Desert, California, but his Elko properties have served as an escape.

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"He was just one of the Elkoans when he came here. He was not a celebrity here, "said Toni Mendive, archivist at the Northeastern Nevada Museum, about Mr. Crosby. Mr. Crosby's son, Harry Crosby, said that his father had left Elko at the time of his birth in 1958, but that his father remembered it with affection. "He talked about it all the time," said Crosby.

Mr. Crosby was one of the few Hollywood heavyweights to have bought a property in Elko. Actor Jimmy Stewart, owner of the Winecup Gamble ranch in northeastern Elko County in the 1950s, according to the ranch's website.

"It should be obvious that the reason I bought the Elko ranch and a summer residence in Hayden Lake, Idaho, was related to the search for loneliness. and remoteness, "wrote Mr. Crosby in his autobiography," Call me Lucky ".

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Mr. Boyer stated that he was selling his property because he had retired and wanted to take a break from his ranch management work. He added that there are currently between 600 and 800 parent cows, which are raised for all-natural Angus beef. The property is part of the properties sold by Mr. Boyer, including a nearly 48,000-acre ranch based on gold deposits in Independence Valley, Nev., Which is on the market.

"As you get older, you get to the point where you have to take things off your plate," he said.

Todd Renfrew of California Outdoor Properties has the list.

-Katherine Clarke